Qui Tam Whistleblower Attorneys Experienced in Representing Government Procurement Contracting Fraud Cases
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto successfully represented the former head Army Corps of Engineers contracting officer Bunnatine Greenhouse. Greenhouse exposed illegal no-bid contracts awarded to Halliburton for the Iraq War in Greenhouse v. Army Corps of Engineers. Her story was featured on the CBS investigative journalism program Whistleblower in 2019, watch Bunny’s War.
KKC also successfully represented the whistleblowers in a qui tam case against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) contractor Kieger Enterprises. The whistleblowers provided information to the government that Kieger Enterprises had stolen from the World Trade Center Bombing relief efforts along with other disaster-related frauds. As a result of the whistleblowers’ disclosures, all of the company’s executives pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison. The whistleblowers obtained recoveries based on the fines levied against Kieger Enterprises.
What are the whistleblower rewards for reporting violations of government contracting or procurement fraud?
Violators of the False Claims Act are liable for three times the dollar amount that the fraud they committed against the government as well as civil penalties of $5,000 to $10,000 for each false claim. A qui tam whistleblower can receive between 15 and 30 percent of the total recovery the U.S. gets from the defendant. Merely informing the government about the violation is not enough. You only receive an award if, and after, the government recovers money from the defendant as a result of your suit.
Why choose Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto?
Experienced whistleblower attorneys – At Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto earned the reputation as the premier whistleblower attorneys by winning for whistleblowers for over 30 years.
Leading role in shaping the federal laws that protect and reward whistleblowers. Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto’s dedication to assisting whistleblowers led us to take a leading role in shaping the federal laws that protect and reward whistleblowers. The partners at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto work pro bono with Congress to include strong whistleblower protections in reform legislation including the Dodd-Frank Act, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Consumer Product Safety Act, the federal stimulus laws, and the Civil Rights Tax Relief Act. Our attorneys often testify in Congress to defend whistleblowers rights and advocate for effective legislation.
We wrote the book on whistleblower law – The partners at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP wrote the leading books on whistleblower law and pioneered the practice area of whistleblower law. Beginning in 1985 with the first legal treatise on whistleblower law, and continuing through 2017, KKC partners have published eight groundbreaking books covering the full range of whistleblower law.
If you have knowledge of Government Procurement Fraud and need a whistleblower attorney to help you with your case, please contact us.
More on the steps for filing a whistleblower lawsuit can be found in Stephen Kohn’s book, The New Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself, the first consumer guide to whistleblowing. It covers nearly all federal and state laws and contains the thirty rules for whistleblowers. It is the most comprehensive and widely-read guidebook for whistleblowers and their attorneys.